Re: For the almost 4-year anniversary: O_CLOEXEC again

From: Davide Libenzi
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 22:16:11 EST

On Sun, 28 Mar 2004, Ulrich Drepper wrote:

> The proposed solution is simple and already implemented on some systems
> (QNX, BeOS, maybe more). Beside the definition of O_CLOEXEC the
> untested patch below should be all that's needed.

What does prevent a fork() to hit you right before set_close_on_exec()?
Shouldn't we have an install-and-set?

(Personally I manually handle the fork child's code in my MT apps, when
I'm going to exec untrusted apps. Manually here mean close all open fds > 2)

- Davide

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